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Senate passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate voted via unanimous consent on Tuesday to pass a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. The big picture: Juneteenth is already commemorated in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The day memorializes when the last enslaved African Americans in Texas learned about their freedom on June 19, 1865, more than 2.5 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and months after the Civil War ended.
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Atomic Heart Revealed to Launch with Xbox Game Pass

What do you get if Fallout, Cyberpunk 2077, and Bioshock made love in alternate Soviet Russia in the 1950s? We don’t know for sure, either, but we have a strong feeling it’s going to be Atomic Heart. Atomic Heart is the first game by Russian developer Mundfish, who also worked...

Here Are Two Clear Ways Executives Can Help Close The Burnout Gap

We know that the pandemic has slowed down progress on closing the gender wage gap, but it is also creating a new gap that compounds that failure? A recent poll from INSIDER made clear what many of us might have intuitively known: women are shouldering a heavier burden of burnout and pandemic exhaustion than men.
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U.S. seeks $25M from Air Canada for "extreme delays" in giving refunds

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday it is seeking a $25.5 million fine from Air Canada for failing to provide timely refunds to thousands of customers. Why it matters: The COVID-19 pandemic forced airlines to cancel or delay flights, causing refund requests to spike. What they're saying: Since March...

Jason Isaacs Reveals Why He Would Return to Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Star Trek

Over the course of his career, not only has actor Jason Isaacs managed to join some of the world's most beloved franchises, but he's made such an impact in those series that fans keep clamoring for his return. Despite his years away from the worlds of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Star Trek, the actor isn't ruling out such a return, though he points out any possible return is contingent upon a story worth telling that will feel earned and organic. Isaacs can next be seen in the film Creation Stories, which makes its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 16th.

Team USA basketball: Blazers' Damian Lillard, Warriors' Draymond Green commit to play in Olympics, per report

The first pair of players to commit to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer has emerged. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green are among the initial commitments to the team, according to Shams Charania and Joe Vardon of The Athletic. It would be the first Olympic action for Lillard, who dropped out of consideration for the Rio Games in 2016, while Green would be making his second appearance after suiting up for Team USA in 2016.
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Only in Seattle must we enter a lottery for the privilege of buying composted feces

A steaming pile of composting animal poopCourtesy of Woodland Park Zoo. For the first time ever, the Woodland Park Zoo is holding a Summer Fecal Fest for the opportunity to purchase the highly sought-after "Zoo Doo". Each spring and fall, gardening enthusiasts apply online in hopes of being randomly selected to purchase Woodland Park Zoo’s exotic, highly coveted Zoo Doo. For the first time ever, the zoo is holding a Fecal Fest in the summer!
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The CW's new fall season begins in October

June 15 (UPI) -- The CW announced premiere dates for their Fall schedule. New premieres begin Friday, Oct. 1 with Penn & Teller: Fool Us at 8 p.m. EDT. The network announced its weekly schedule for the fall on May 25. The CW will air original programming on Saturday nights for the first time in the network's history, beginning with the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.

Global Waste Heat Boiler Market Research Report-In-Brief Analysis of Size, Share, Sales Revenue, and Industry Forecast to 2031

The latest update of Global Waste Heat Boiler Market study provides comprehensive information on the development activities by industry players, growth opportunities and market sizing for Waste Heat Boiler , complete with analysis by key segments, leading and emerging players, and geographies. The study covers the detailed business overview of each profiled player, its complete research and market development history with the latest news and press releases.
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ICC: New Prosecutor Takes Up Mandate

(The Hague) – The new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should seize opportunities to strengthen the court’s delivery of justice for victims, Human Rights Watch said today. Karim Khan, the court’s third prosecutor, will be sworn in on June 16, 2021, beginning a nine-year term following his election by ICC member countries.